My wife set up a Twitter account over the weekend. She wanted to see what all the buzz was about. Her first question to me was, “How do I shop on Twitter?” I’m not sure that Twitter will make someone a better shopper, but it will make you a better writer.
Twitter is not only a great tool to generate traffic to your ad agency’s blog/website and for networking, it can seriously make you a better writer and communicator.
Jennifer Blanchard, is a creative and effective copywriter. Her blog, Procrastinating Writers, offers writing advice, motivation and inspiration for writers who procrastinate. She recently published a post for Copyblogger, and lists three ways that Twitter makes you a better writer:
- Twitter forces you to be concise. You have to know exactly what you want to say, and say it in as few words as possible.
- Twitter forces you to exercise your vocabulary. Twitter forces you to use words that are shorter, words that are more descriptive, and words that get the job done in 140 characters or less.
- Twitter forces you to improve your editing skills. Twitter also forces you to write a 140-character message and still get your point across in a way that inspires your followers to take action, to click on your link or to “retweet” your post.
Read Jennifer’s entire post: How Twitter Makes You A Better Writer